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  • n. Alternative form of rainforest.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a forest with heavy annual rainfall


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  • Named Darwinius masillae, it lived 47 million years ago in rain forest in what is now Germany.


  • Instead of barbed wire and concrete, it’s a giant piece of polished mahogany so immense it must have arrived from the rain forest in the hold of a tanker and been hoisted to its new, unlikely home by a cloud-scraping crane.

    Beach Road

  • With the rum and bread and jerky they took from the troopers, the eleven men fought their way through miles of freezing rain forest and came out at the whaling station of Hobart, where they stole a longboat and set off across the Tasman Sea without food, water or sails.

    The Thorn Birds

  • The firefighter stuck out a hand with spatulate fingers reminiscent of the toes of Amazon rain forest frogs Anna'd seen hopping through various PBS specials.


  • The Motilones were hunting less and farming more, and had to cut and burn the rain forest to plant their corn and yucca.

    A Billion Lives

  • Requiring sunlight to maintain their photosynthetic processes meant that the Citoac needed the rain forest canopy to remain in a more primitive state.


  • All the guests were supposed to visit a facility that allowed people to glide through the rain forest canopy on a gravity-powered cable ride.



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